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Get Linkedin to NFC World

NFC World is pleased to announce the launch of a Linkedin group for readers to connect, network and exchange expertise on near field communication technology and its applications. The aim is to keep discussion in...

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Polish banks expand NFC trial

Poland's MultiBank and mBank have begun the second phase of their NFC pilot, opening up the trial to consumers for the first time by providing competition winners with an iCarte accessory they can attach to...

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PayPal to woo retailers with mobile payment incentives

PayPal is planning to offer merchants who adopt its in-store mobile payments service both lower costs and access to more detailed customer data, according to a Reuters news report. Reuters interviewed Don Kingsborough, PayPal's head of retail...

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Nokia NFC boss departs

Jeremy Belostock, head of NFC at Nokia for the last four years, has left the company to take up a new post at mailing solutions firm Neopost. Belostock's departure continues an on-going exodus of Nokia NFC staff...

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Firm finds NFC users interact more than QR code users

Only 1% of interactions with the French NFC specialist's AdTag platform are conducted via an NFC phone, but NFC users account for 8% of all interactions, the company has found.

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Nokia’s Head of NFC Leaves; Latest Departure from Handset Maker's NFC Team

Nokia’s Head of NFC Leaves; Latest Departure from Handset Maker's NFC Team

The head of NFC at Nokia, Jeremy Belostock, has left the handset maker, the latest departure from Nokia’s NFC staff

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Texas Instruments Announces First Combo Wireless Chips Supporting NFC

Texas Instruments Announces First Combo Wireless Chips Supporting NFC

U.S.-based chip giant Texas Instruments today announced the industry’s first combo wireless chips incorporating NFC, with its WiLink 8.0 series, which are expected to be incorporated in smartphones and other mobile devices, such as tablets, ultrathin laptops and eBooks.

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Taiwanese Banks Plan to Launch M-Payment on iPhone and SWP microSD Cards

Taiwanese Banks Plan to Launch M-Payment on iPhone and SWP microSD Cards

Three Taiwanese banks seek to enable their customers to tap their mobile phones to make purchases with MasterCard PayPass using microSD cards in a full Android NFC phone from HTC, as well as an iPhone attachment with an embedded chip, as part of separate NFC mobile-payment projects.

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Google Wallet Engineers Exit; Web Giant Likely to Revamp Strategy

The well-publicized Google Wallet hacks from last week are among the least of Google's problems with its wallet.

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TI enters NFC phone chip market

The semiconductor giant has launched WiLink 8.0, a new family of all-in-one combo chips that include an integrated NFC controller chip and come "paired and pre-tested" with embedded secure element chips from both Infineon and NXP.

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Some Banks Continue to Look for Alternatives to SIM-based NFC

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Dan Balaban
Some Banks Continue to Look for Alternatives to SIM-based NFC

While mobile operators continue to push for the SIM card to become the de facto secure element in NFC phones, some banks and other service providers still are seeking alternatives.

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Juniper forecasts NFC ticketing market

One in eight (13%) of North American and western European mobile users will use their NFC-enabled mobile phones as a metro rail or bus ticket by 2016, compared with less than 1% today, according to...

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VTT tests talking product packaging

The Finnish R&D company's HearMeFeelMe project focused on how NFC could be used to improve the way elderly and visually impaired people interact with the world around them, including a system that allows product information to be recorded on an NFC tag and then read back to the user via an NFC phone.

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HP releases Envy Spectre ultrabook with NFC

HP has begun shipping the HP Envy 14 Spectre, an upmarket ultrabook PC that features extensive use of glass and includes NFC read/write capabilities. The Spectre allows users to "tap-to-share" website URLs from their NFC-enabled...

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G&D Announces TSM Contract with Australia’s Commonwealth Bank

G&D Announces TSM Contract with Australia’s Commonwealth Bank

Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient has announced it has won a contract to serve as trusted service manager for Australia’s Commonwealth Bank for the bank’s contactless-mobile payment rollout.

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Commbank picks G&D for TSM

Australia's largest bank has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as its trusted service manager. Commonwealth Bank launched its first NFC service, Commbank Kaching, in October 2011. The service lets iPhone users send money to their...

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Google Suspends Provisioning of Prepaid Cards in Wallet as It Fixes Security Hole

Google Suspends Provisioning of Prepaid Cards in Wallet as It Fixes Security Hole

Google’s has temporarily suspended provisioning of prepaid cards in its Google Wallet, as it implements a fix to prevent a simple hack that would allow unauthorized users to spend prepaid balances on lost or stolen wallet phones.

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Google Wallet boss: No more prepaid cards until we’ve dealt with hack

"To address an issue that could have allowed unauthorized use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost phone without a screen lock, tonight we temporarily disabled provisioning of prepaid cards," says Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier.

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NXP Discloses Design Wins for More than 130 NFC Handsets and Tablets

NXP Discloses Design Wins for More than 130 NFC Handsets and Tablets

NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer said the chip maker has notched design wins for more than 130 handsets and tablets, giving it an “Intel-like” market share on the number of devices being designed with NFC chips.

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Google Wallet faces its second hack of the week

The latest Google Wallet hack is the first to impact users of stock Android phones and allows anyone who obtains a lost or stolen device which does not have a screen lock set up to gain access to and spend the owner's prepaid card balance.

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